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Looking do something special for your mom, grandmother, aunt, teacher, mentor, or any special mother figure in your life this Mother’s Day? You’re in luck! Mercy Home has the perfect idea for an inexpensive, easy, and adorable Mother’s Day craft! You’ll only need a few supplies (and a few minutes) to make these adorable paper tulips! The best part? Mom will love them, because she’ll know you made them just for her.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Printer paper or origami paper in fun colors
Follow these steps to create your paper tulips! You can make a few for a bouquet, make one and glue it to a card, or anything you choose!
Step 1: Cut one square of paper into 12 cm on each side. This will be the tulip blossom! Cut another square of paper into 15 cm on each side. This will be the stem.
Step 2: Start with the 12 cm piece of paper. Fold in half diagonally in both directions to create a crease.
Step 3: Once you have a triangle shape, fold one corner upwards at an angle. Then fold the other.
Step 4: Flip your tulip blossom over and fold the side corners in.
Step 5: Now it’s time to make the stem! Take the 15 cm square and fold diagonally to make a triangle shape.
Step 6: Unfold the square and fold both long corners into the middle crease you just made. Then fold the shorter sides into the middle as well.
Step 7: Fold the long sides into the middle again.
Step 8: Take the pointy end of the longer side and fold your stem in half so that the edges match.
Step 9: Fold your stem in half again, pulling out the middle section to create a leaf.
Step 10: Cut a very small hole at the base of your blossom. Slide the pointy part of the stem into the hole to complete your tulip.
That’s all there is to it! Use as many colors as you like to create a whole garden of tulips. We’re sure whoever receives these beautiful paper flowers will absolutely love them.